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Wavelink Unveils Velocity Mobile Browser, Touts Greater Speed, Security


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May 22, 2012

Wavelink Unveils Velocity Mobile Browser, Touts Greater Speed, Security

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Today, Wavelink (News - Alert) Corporation, a mobile device management provider, announced the availability of a new product, called Velocity. This mobile enterprise browser provides mobile devices with fast, reliable delivery of Web-based applications.

In fact, Velocity was engineered specifically to address shortcomings typical of most mobile browsers such as: poor performance, connection interruptions, lack of scanner support and narrow OS platform support. As such, it introduces a new set of features to enhance Web application performance.

First of all, Velocity renders pages much faster than other mobile browsers by way of uniform rendering, allowing enterprises to extend productivity to their mobile workers. It also boasts session/connection persistence as it is able to maintain a Web application session even when the mobile device loses its connection while load balancing keeps the connection optimized in high-traffic areas with multiple servers. Additionally, Velocity supports roaming and Wi-Fi networks.

On the security side, Velocity allows users to hide items such as addresses, navigation and start bars, preventing undesired application access or device navigation. Lastly, Velocity sports Wavelink Avalanche and Wavelink Speakeasy (News - Alert) integration.

“Unlike traditional or legacy browsers, Velocity is built specifically for the mobile environment,” said Mikkel Storm, director of product management at Wavelink, in a press release. “Legacy browsers were built for constantly connected PCs, posing serious challenges with connectivity, the user interface and scanner support. Velocity is optimized for mobile devices in mobile environments, giving customers a more reliable way to run mission-critical applications on mobile devices.”

Wavelink serves more than 7.5 million active clients in the field, making it a top provider of multi-vendor mobile device management, wireless infrastructure management, terminal emulation, voice enabling, proactive telecom expense management and mobile application development software. In August of 2011, the company, which distributes Polycom's (News - Alert) voice communications solutions, made the newest generation of Polycom handsets, the SpectraLink 8400 series, available.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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